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EZShellExtensionsMFC v2013     Also available -> .Net Edition

EZShellExtensions is a framework for fast, painless and easy development of:

  • All Kinds of Windows Shell Extensions
  • Active Directory (AD) context menu and property page/sheet extensions for AD objects
  • IE Explorer Bars (Horizontal and Vertical)
  • IE Toolbands (Deskband)
  • IE Browser Helper Objects (BHO)
    Complete List of Supported Extensions


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Shell extension development is notorious for its difficulty, subtleties and for the sheer amount of work and time that is required. With EZShellExtensions's simple and well-designed API, you can concentrate on writing the functionality of your shell extension and not worry about the numerous things that are necessary to develop a working shell extension.

  • Jumpstart shell extension development with Visual Studio IDE Project wizards
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  • Simple, well designed and thoroughly tested API framework.
  • Develop extensions in hours/days instead of weeks/months
  • Supports all kinds of Extensions Complete List...
  • Deploy and uninstall extensions easily using provided registration utility

Create a new shell extension project using the "New Project" dialog box or add a new shell extension to an existing class library project using the "Project"-->"Add New Item.." dialog box  .... ... and skeletal code (based on the EZShellExtensions API) is automatically generated for the shell extension.

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EZShellExtensions supports the following shell extensions

  • Contextmenu extensions including owner drawn menu items (Windows Explorer shell context menu integration).
  • Property sheet extensions.
  • Property sheet extensions for Drives, 'My Computer' dialog, 'Display Properties' dialog, 'Device Properties' dialog, 'Mouse Properties' dialog, 'Keyboard Properties' dialog, 'Internet Options' dialog and others.
  • Context-menu and property sheet extensions for Active Directory (AD) objects.
  • Thumbnail extensions
  • Thumbnail Providers (Vista)
  • Preview Handlers (Vista)
  • Property Handlers (Vista)
  • Active Directory (AD) context menu and property page/sheet extensions for AD objects
  • Internet Explorer toolbands
  • Internet Explorer vertical and horizontal explorer bars.
  • Internet Explorer browser helper objects.
  • Taskbar bands (DeskBand)
  • AutoPlay extensions.
  • Icon extensions
  • Column extensions
  • Infotip extensions
  • Overlay icon extensions
  • Dragdrop context menu extensions
  • Directory background context menu extensions
  • Drop extensions
  • SendTo extensions
  • Control Panel extensions
  • Disk Cleanup extensions
  • Copy hook extensions
  • Shell execute hook extensions.

Supported Tools

MFC, ATL and C++ in Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2002.

Supported OS

Supports 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of:
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT

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Our products have received rave reviews from renowned developers and prestigious developer magazines.

No runtime fees or royalties

No runtime fees or royalties are involved when you distribute our controls with your applications.


Comprehensive documentation

EZShellExtensions comes with comprehensive and easy-to-understand documentation.

Numerous samples

Comes with many samples which demonstrate how to develop shell extensions using EZShellExtensions.

Support and Upgrade Subscription

The Support and Upgrade Subscription entitles you to free upgrades to all minor and major version updates and get prompt technical support on priority basis.


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.Net Edition also available : Rapid development of Windows shell namespace extensions in .Net using using Visual Studio 2002, Visual Studio 2003 or Visual Studio 2005 and any .Net language such as C#, VB.Net, Managed C++ and others.